The NF Network is pleased to announce an
NF1 Ask the Doctor
held in conjunction with the RASopathies Network Symposium
Sunday, July 30th, 2017 from 12:40pm to 3:30 PM
Renaissance Orlando - 6677 Sea Harbor Drive, Orlando, FL 32821
Bruce R. Korf is a medical geneticist, the director of the Heflin Center for Human Genetics and chairman of the Department of Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. He is a medical geneticist, pediatrician, and child neurologist, certified by the American Board of Medical Genetics (clinical genetics, clinical cytogenetics, clinical molecular genetics), American Board of Pediatrics, and American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology (child neurology). His major research interests are molecular diagnosis of genetic disorders and the natural history, genetics, and treatment of neurofibromatosis. He serves as principal investigator of the Department of Defense funded Neurofibromatosis Clinical Trials Consortium.
Brigitte C. Widemann, M.D.
Pediatric Oncology Branch
Head, Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics Section
Dr. Widemann and her colleagues have developed novel imaging methods for NF1-related plexiform neurofibromas and pioneered the development of early phase drug treatments for this patient population. Dr. Widemann leads multiple clinical trials of new investigational agents in pediatric refractory cancers and NF1. She also serves as the NCI Pediatric Oncology Branch principal investigator of the Children’s Oncology Group Phase I Consortium and of the Department of Defense-sponsored Neurofibromatosis Consortium.
Join us for an afternoon of informative presentations, and a Q & A with renowned scientists and physicians specializing in NF care for adults and children. Invite your family, friends, doctors, teachers, etc.
A light lunch will be provided.